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Grand Cru Winter Reserve - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve

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485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-14-2002

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Photo of dacrza1
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: December 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet... OCCASION: prepping for The Battle of the Five Armies--with An Unexpected Journey... APPEARANCE: cheery, translucent golden body that streams bubbles up its center; whitish head sizzles to a half-finger-thin finish; ... AROMA: a clean clove profile front and center, with apple, pear and melon fragrantly mingling; lemon follows, then sits upon a light bready trail--alluring ... PALATE: dry, front-facing, and medium-bodied; easily drinkable yet warming with every sip; some effervescence invigorates the mouthfeel....TASTE: dry pear and clove, faint vanilla (olive?) and bready biscuit make this a complex yet light offering ... OVERALL: at 7.2% ABV, this ale satisfies with a flavorful sustenance--for the price, more than worth its weight, and one of the finer Flying Fish offers...

Photo of Slatetank
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this at Giant, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in a tulip.

The color is golden with good clarity and thin white cap with fine bead and spots of lace stick. There is a strong yeast ester with sweet candy sugar-like smell and mild phenolic accent with subtle alcohol aroma. The feel is strong with spice and light vegetal smoothness gentle alcohol and moderately carbonated with dry finish.

The taste has a good amount of Belgian yeast and slight phenolic quality with mild candy sweetness compared to the aroma with subtle fruit like ripe banana and hints of citrus with a mild alcohol flavor and subtle bitterness in the background with vegetal element as it finishes. Overall I think this is a pretty good pale with some Belgian yeast flavor not bad but not great - kind of middling -worth a try I suppose.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

A- clear honey gold. A not too big bone white head. Minimal lacing.

S- Belgian yeast. Floral. Sweet.

T- spices and clove. Sweet (butterscotch?). Maybe a little nutty.

M- medium body. Not much going on here.

O- not bad (but not great). An interesting offering for a winter seasonal. A nice Belgian style brew from an American brewery. I'd have again but wouldn't go out of my way, especially if better Belgian beers are an option. Seems like a beer that could please/disappoint depending on the palate, so I recommend trying.


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Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.